Taiwanese Journal of Mathematics

FLAT $\phi $ CURVATURE FLOW OF CONVEX SETS

David G. Caraballo

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Abstract

For an arbitrary initial compact and convex subset $K_{0}$ of $\mathbb{R}^{n},$ and for an arbitrary norm $\phi$ on $\mathbb{R}^{n}$, we construct a flat $\phi$ curvature flow $K\left(t\right)$ such that $K\left(t\right)$ is compact and convex throughout the evolution. Previously and using similar methods, R. McCann had shown that flat $\phi$ curvature flow in the plane preserves convex, balanced sets. More recently, G. Bellettini, V. Caselles, A. Chambolle, and M. Novaga showed that flat $\phi$ curvature flow in $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ preserves compact, convex sets. We also establish a new Hölder continuity estimate for the flow. Flat $\phi$ curvature flows, introduced by F. Almgren, J. Taylor, and L. Wang, model motion by $\phi$-weighted mean curvature. Under certain regularity assumptions, they coincide with smooth $\phi$-weighted mean curvature flows given by partial differential equations as long as the smooth flows exist.

Article information

Source
Taiwanese J. Math., Volume 16, Number 1 (2012), 1-12.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 18 July 2017

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.twjm/1500406525

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.11650/twjm/1500406525

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR2887849

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1241.53055

Subjects
Primary: 53C44: Geometric evolution equations (mean curvature flow, Ricci flow, etc.) 49N60: Regularity of solutions 49Q20: Variational problems in a geometric measure-theoretic setting 52A20: Convex sets in n dimensions (including convex hypersurfaces) [See also 53A07, 53C45]

Keywords
flat flow curvature flow convex mean curvature anisotropic mobility crystal growth Hölder continuity

Citation

Caraballo, David G. FLAT $\phi $ CURVATURE FLOW OF CONVEX SETS. Taiwanese J. Math. 16 (2012), no. 1, 1--12. doi:10.11650/twjm/1500406525. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.twjm/1500406525


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